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German family of painters. (1) Hans Bornemann, of Hamburg, a painter of altarpieces, was the first north German to adopt the realistic style of the Netherlands. His widow, Gerburg, married hinrik Funhof, who took over the workshop and collaborated with his stepson (2) Henrik Bornemann, who also painted ecclesiastical works. On Funhof's death, Gerburg married Absalon Stumme (fl c. 1486–c. 1498), who became master of the workshop, and Henrik Bornemann opened his own workshop, which passed at his death to his third stepfather, wilm Dedeke.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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